khoum

noun
\ ˈküm How to pronounce khoum (audio) , ˈḵüm How to pronounce khoum (audio) \

Definition of khoum

a monetary subunit of the ouguiya — see ouguiya at Money Table

First Known Use of khoum

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for khoum

modification of Arabic khums, literally, one fifth

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3 Sep 2020

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“Khoum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/khoum. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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